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by first_touch
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher
Replies: 78
Views: 23644

Re: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher

That would be a fair point if there was football being played, or even panel training taking place. As GAA supporters we are entitled to question a policy that prevents playing of amateur games and denies young people the opportunity to engage in healthy activity. Last year Offaly minor hurlers and ...
by first_touch
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher
Replies: 78
Views: 23644

Re: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher

Rover, the eradication of smallpox, as in the treatment of any disease, involved a complex set of measures. In this case it included increased hygiene, sanitation, isolation of infected persons and vaccination. It must be remembered that smallpox had a fatality rate of 30%. Vaccines were only given ...
by first_touch
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher
Replies: 78
Views: 23644

Re: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher

I DONT BELIEVE THE VACCINE WILL HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECTS IN RELATION TO POSSIBLE FUTURE VIRUS====== Professor O'Neill might have educated answers to those fears. We will develop antibodies which may in time help us fight it but so far only one person (in the USA) has been identified with sufficient an...
by first_touch
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher
Replies: 78
Views: 23644

Re: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher

I'm afraid I don't share your enthusiasm for vaccines Fairplay. Apart from side effects they will leave people wide open to the next coronavirus or suchlike that comes along. This is what makes me worry will we ever see crowds at sporting venues again. Quick fix solutions are not the answer. The rea...
by first_touch
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Galway. All Ireland SF Final 1971
Replies: 7
Views: 964

Re: Offaly v Galway. All Ireland SF Final 1971

It was quite simply the happiest day of my childhood! The two previous years had been heartbreaking, losing a final to Kerry in '69 by three points and going down to Meath by a point in the Leinster final the following year despite being ten up at half time. But it made the breakthrough in '71 all t...
by first_touch
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher
Replies: 78
Views: 23644

Re: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher

"It's easier to fool the people than to persuade them that they have been fooled" Mark Twain.
by first_touch
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher
Replies: 78
Views: 23644

Re: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher

It's a sad day when we are left clutching at straws like Holohan's liking for Gaelic football for the youth of this country to be 'allowed' to mix together and engage in a healthy activity like play sport.

We are worse as adults for going along with it.
by first_touch
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Minor Football
Replies: 18
Views: 4325

Re: Minor Football

It's very disappointing to see these games being postponed. Presumably squad training has had to be abandoned for the time being? Once again young people engaging in healthy activity in a monitored environment are being asked to put their sporting lives on hold. This is all the more baffling in the ...
by first_touch
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Minor Football
Replies: 18
Views: 4325

Re: Minor Football

Does anyone know if the minor football and hurling finals are affected by the latest in the series of lockdowns?
by first_touch
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Minor Football
Replies: 18
Views: 4325

Re: Minor Football

Super win today. It's a long time since I saw an Offaly team play with such passion and assurance. A very balanced team that is strong in all sectors, with some outstanding individuals. Still a lot to work on, such as shot selection. They can build on this and bring home a Leinster title.
by first_touch
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 99546

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

Lads, do ye want to kill off any bit of enjoyment people have left? A group of young, healthy guys and their mentors travelling to and from games in empty stadia are not a threat to public health. There is far too much hysteria about a virus that today has 20 people in ICU across the entire Republic...
by first_touch
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 175780

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

That was very hard to take. A huge shift put in by Offaly. The work rate, tackling and closing down were exemplary. Eoghan Cahill was superb from frees and open play. I'm not sure why he was taken off. If it was a case of saving him for next weekend it certainly backfired. We didn't score a free aft...
by first_touch
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Election 2020 laois offaly
Replies: 9
Views: 9018

Re: Election 2020 laois offaly

Who said that the Greens closed down the power stations? Get your facts right please.
by first_touch
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: RTÉ hurling team of the decade
Replies: 10
Views: 8408

Re: RTÉ hurling team of the decade

Can hardly include shefflin. He was done in 2015. Never the same after 2010 injury, he was used as a sub for some matches also if memory serves me right . PJ if you watch back the drawn 2012 final you would surely reappraise your opinion on Shefflin; he almost singlehandedly kept Kilkenny in that g...
by first_touch
Wed May 29, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 142798

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

with the scoring difference possibly in play, OY has zero chance of getting to a final, the name of the game for OY is to avoid relegation. from a LS perspective, I think we will lose to Kerry, we have an awful record down there and I also think Kerry will give ye a trimming. This coming from the s...